Bitcoin (BTC) News, Price Predictions and Opinions

Bitcoin (BTC)

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Bitcoin (BTC) is a pioneering digital currency invented by a yet-unknown individual or group of individuals presented as Satoshi Nakamoto. Early development began in 2008, during the financial crisis of 2008, with the landmark paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” being released on October 31, 2008. The primary purpose of Bitcoin is in the space of P2P financial transactions, though some supporters envision it more as a store of value.

Often called “Digital Gold” for its monetary properties which are similar to gold, the enduring popularity and market resilience of Bitcoin has encouraged the growth of other cryptocurrencies, and as a result it has come to be known as the “mother” or “father” of all cryptocurrencies. Initially limited to all but the most ardent technology enthusiasts, Bitcoin was responsible for convincing the masses that a P2P financial system devoid of middlemen and centralized was in fact possible, a characteristic made possible through its Proof-of-Work consensus algorithm which incentivized good behavior.

Since its inception in early 2009, Bitcoin has been through a number of changes and incidents, yet continues to thrive as the most popular token in the cryptocurrency market. This includes the famous Mt. Gox incident and several such cycles of price spikes and drops. The enduring nature of Bitcoin is a quality that is highly cherished by its proponents. Many tokens have been inspired by it, including similarly envisioned token Litecoin (LTC), which is often said to be the silver to Bitcoin’s gold. Because of the popularity and established nature of Bitcoin, it is often the base pair with which other cryptocurrencies are traded.

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What is Tapscript? How Will it Benefit Bitcoin?

2 weeks ago 1 minute read 0 comments Interdax

In the final part of our series on BIPs 340–342, we’ll look at what Tapscript is and highlight the advantages of the proposal. Read the first two articles in our series on BIPs 340–342, on Schnorr and Taproot. We’ll also look at how Bitcoin Improveme...

Just Used for the First Time (Here's What I Learned)

1 week ago 3 minute read 0 comments DividendRaptor

What most people would think might be dumb, for me, it was a semi-big hurdle. Ever since I was a kid, I was groomed to pinch pennies and look at the little dollars instead of the bigger picture. So it took me over a decade to get over that mindset an...

Fight COVID-19 and Earn Bitcoin

1 week ago 1 minute read 7 comments bdk81

As many of you know that corona virus has affected people and world's economy in a tremendous way. The virus has infected more than 660,000 people all over the world, causing over 30,000 deaths. Recovery from this pandemic may last for years and will...

Cryptocurrency Tutorials: 20 Terms Every New and Veteran Crypto User Should Know

1 week ago 4 minute read 4 comments bettercallpaul

Cryptocurrency Tutorials  20 of the Most Commonly Used Terms in the Cryptocurrency World by W. Paul Alexander Brought to you by                 This post aims to define some basic crypto/blockchain terms for those new to the wonderful world of Ma...

Crypto is getting centralised. This is bad news.

5 days ago 1 minute read 10 comments MadMaxx

Has anyone taken out the time to read the bitcoin white paper? Well, I did. I was bored as hell, so I read the white paper. And I figured out that this new asset was created to not just be a peer to peer electronic version of money, but to be a DECEN...

Blockchain Scalability Solutions [An Overview]

2 weeks ago 5 minute read 2 comments falconite

Scalability has proven to be the single biggest roadblock to the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology today. While Bitcoin is impeccable as far as security and decentralization are concerned, it’s an entirely different story when it comes to...

Corona and Crypto: Understanding the Correlations Everyone Needs to Consider... And a Few Rants In Between For Good Measure!

2 weeks ago 14 minute read 6 comments BitcoinGordon

We are in unprecedented times. We are in uncharted territory. Unless you know someone personally who survived the black plague (which ain't possible), you don't have personal perspective on the difference between this outbreak and the flu. I am not w...

The Tipping Process Will Soon Be Changed At Publish0x For The Better

1 week ago 3 minute read 25 comments Smoljanovic

Redesigning The Tipping System Imagine how much better the tipping system would be if authors tipped out of their own pocket. Revenue would no longer be generated by scrupulous account duplication and deserving authors would be properly rewarded mor...

Ethereum 2.0 will DeThrone Bitcoin one day!

2 weeks ago 1 minute read 7 comments CryptoPk

I have mentioned in detail in my previous article about the fight of DEThrone between Ethereum and Bitcoin and I will keep writing in favor of altcoins instead of Bitcoin, As Altcoins came to shape the future of the internet 3.0 and many other web ap...

Is Bitcoin's set up for recovery complete?

2 weeks ago 1 minute read 0 comments MadMaxx

Bitcoin staged an almost 14% recovery yesterday, and as at today has recovered about 45% from its lowest low of the drop. But seeing a decline and a little dip in prices today, has Bitcoin began to cool down? Has it found a new range? Or is it just t...